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Coffins ‘Craving To Eternal Slumber’ CD/LP/DD 2015

28th July 2015 at 7:11 pm

Coffins

Coffins are Japan’s premier dealers of death metal in its most primal, sludge ridded form. Their discography reads as almost a hall of fame when it comes to quality, brutal death metal that has this unnervingly heavy quality. Craving To Eternal Slumber is the…
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High On Fire ‘Luminiferous’ CD/LP/DD 2015

10th July 2015 at 6:36 pm

High On Fire

If you follow this site, or indeed any metal site, you’ll know who High On Fire are. But for those who are uninitiated, let me explain who High On Fire are. They are not just Matt Pike and cohorts. They aren’t just a band…
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Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth – S/T – CD/LP/DD 2015

5th July 2015 at 12:43 pm

Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth - S/T

Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth, which by the way is just a BEAUTIFUL band name, are a band that birth some of 2015’s heftiest riffs on their long awaited debut Self-Titled record. Primordial, dense and fucking unstoppable, Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth have crafted…
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Minsk ‘The Crash And The Draw’ CD/LP/DD 2015

3rd June 2015 at 7:53 pm

Minsk

Minsk first came to my attention a decade ago with their stunning debut Out Of A Center Which Is Neither Dead Nor Alive. Their crushing waves of post metal riffs was perfect for a man who had just discovered the beauty of Isis and…
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Undersmile ‘Anhedonia’ CD/LP/DD 2015

15th May 2015 at 6:46 pm

Undersmile 'Anhedonia'

Undersmile are one of the UK’s brightest hopes in the doom scene. Having bulldozed everyone with their stunning debut, Narwhal, the band are now unleashing their 70+ minute opus Anhedonia, to an eager public. Anhedonia is proving to be a much more experimental force…
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Headless Kross ‘Volumes’ CD/LP/DD 2015

6th May 2015 at 7:17 pm

Headless Kross

Glaswegian doomsters Headless Kross first broke down my door with their colossal riffs on 2012’s Demises, two tracks of monolithic crush tinged with psychedelica. After a heavier than hell split with Lazarus Blackstar in 2013, their new record Volumes is ready to steamroll anything…
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Anaal Nathrakh: Sandy Williamson Interviews Vocalist V.I.T.R.I.O.L. AKA Dave Hunt

6th April 2015 at 9:25 am

Anaal Nathrakh

Anaal Nathrakh are, and always have been, one of black metal’s most violent and yet aurally interesting bands. With equal parts aggression and vast, fucking epic parts, the duo of Mick Kenny and Dave Hunt have pushed their music into darker and darker corners,…
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Warhorse ‘As Heaven Turns To Ash…/I Am Dying’ LP/DD Reissue 2015

6th April 2015 at 9:16 am

Warhorse

As Heaven Turns to Ash… is one of those records that you read about, a record that casts a long shadow over doom itself, but yet can never find to hear. I’d never heard the record itself until now, but I’ve read much about…
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Rwake ‘Xenoglossalgia: The Last Stage Of Awareness’ CD/LP/DD Reissue 2015

22nd February 2015 at 1:41 pm

Rwake

Rwake, Little Rock Arkansas’s sludgeyest sons, have got the good folks over at Relapse to re-release their original demo, Xenoglossalgia: The Last Stage Of Awareness, which was originally available only in their little corner of America when it was released in the 90s. Rwake,…
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Xibalba ‘Tierra Y Libertad’ CD/LP/DD 2015

22nd February 2015 at 1:35 pm

Xibalba

Xibalba are a death metal/hardcore band from Pomona, California and Tierra Y Libertad is their third album. Signed to Southern Lord, and employed legendary cover artist Dan Seagrave to do their album art shows that they’re serious about being a contender in this world….
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